Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
TL;DR: I'm a geeky, good-humored guy who makes video games.
I'm sort of obsessed with entertaining people. It's why I bend over
backwards to make my friends laugh, it's a big part of why I make
games for a living, and it's how I feel most at ease in most social
On a camping trip, I was horsing around with some friends on a
grassy hill next to a lake. We were making ourselves dizzy rolling
down the hill. So, I'm lying there on my back with the world
spinning around me, and I think about all those funny videos you
see of dizzy people trying to run around. I figure it'll crack my
friends up, so I quickly stand up and try to run. Well, I'm on a
slope, so it's no surprise that I start running downhill, then
tumbling downhill, then spilling over a 4-foot drop at the end of
the hill onto some rocks and mud. I'm lying there, ass bruised and
hand sprained, listening to their concerned shouts. I decide I
should do something to let them know I'm okay. I stand up! I'm
still dizzy though, so I go reeling backwards towards the lake.
They save me right before I hit the water.
All that to say that I will go pretty far for a laugh.
I still act like an adult most of the time though. I take my work
seriously, try to stay healthy, set goals and blah, blah
On this other camping trip, I rolled my ankle jumping over a 2-foot
creek immediately after teasing my friends for taking the easy way
Seriously though, I try to surround myself with people who
challenge and inspire me. People who are smarter, more dedicated,
and more conscientious than I am. Partly because I admire them, but
mostly because I'm often afraid of becoming complacent. I want to
constantly remind myself that I've got work to do.
Another time camping, I sloshed a skillet full of hot bacon grease
onto my hand.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
When I tell people I design video games for a living, they usually
say that it sounds like a cool job. Well, they're right. It's a
very cool job, in the sense that I work from home and I can
legitimately play games on the job and call it research.
I love designing games because it hits a sweet spot in my brain.
It's half-art and half-science. It's elegant, logical systems mixed
with gut feel. Games aren't the code or the art or the rules,
they're the experience those things trigger in the players' brains,
and that fascinates me.
Here's a something that I helped make and that I'm very proud of:
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...Cooking. I like cooking for myself, but I love cooking
for others. My cooking style is pretty fast and loose: I'll check a
recipe once in a while when I'm trying something new, but for the
most part I like to improvise. I make an excellent chili.
...Roadtripping. If you pay for gas, I will help you drive across
the country at the drop of a hat. There's something entrancing
about cruising along the road for hours on end. You also learn a
lot about someone when you're cooped up with them in a car for 13
hours at a stretch.
...Spelling and grammar. Folks, the trick is to care.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I spend time and effort on what I wear. I'll rock a vest and tie if
I can get away with it without seeming too overdressed, and I will
suit up in a heartbeat if the occasion allows.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I've got some pretty geeky inclinations, but I'll let you suss
those out from my lists:
Authors: Dawkins, Murakami, Vonnegut, and
Movies: Brick, Cool Hand Luke, Love Actually, and
Music: Brother Ali, Daft Punk, Mountain Goats, and
TV: The Wire, Generation Kill, Dexter, Breaking
Bad, and Friday Night Lights.
Video Games: Team Fortress 2, TowerFall, Super
Puzzle Fighter, and Super Meat Boy.
Tabletop/Role-playing Games: Microscope,
Carcassonne, Fiasco, and Dominion.
Anime: Hunter x Hunter, Yakitate Japan, Deathnote,
and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Food: Sushi, pho, brisket, and steak.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Healthy food, a creative outlet, a sense of purpose, games to play,
movies to watch and time to just relax with good friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Ideas for video games, how I can be a better person, things I want
to do with my life, what I'm going to eat next, whether or not I
feel like cooking, and time travel.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Chilling out at home watching something, and looking forward to
sleeping in. I'm easily peer-pressured into going out though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I originally started drinking my coffee black and my whiskey neat
because I thought it seemed cool and manly. I've since grown to
prefer black coffee and neat whiskey, so now I must actually be
cool and manly.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you've got something you're passionate about, I'd say let's
start there. Geek out at me about whatever turns your crank. I
think that's a surefire way to get to know someone quickly.
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